RT HITS 200 MILLION ON YOUTUBE
MOSCOW, DECEMBER 23, 2010 - RT, the Russian English-language news channel has reached 200 million views on YouTube.
200 million views puts RT far ahead of other global news channels, including famous mainstream names Fox News, ABC News, Sky News, and CNN International. RT YouTube has 13 times more views than Fox News, while CNN International has less than 2 million YouTube views. "Western cable networks aren't always happy to see a Russian English-news channel in their packages. We value the equal opportunities new media offers both Russian and American companies. Our guys get the most out of this opportunity, and as you can see, we are ahead of our rivals. If you want to be a media leader tomorrow, you need to be a leader on new platforms today because the future belongs to those new platforms," RT editor in chief Margarita Simonyan said. In August, the Russian channel made it to the Top 100 most watched channels among YouTube's 10,000 premium partners, taking the place of US President Barack Obama's channel. RT content has regularly been the most watched video of the day, with up to 7 million views. On several occasions, RT was YouTube’s most watched channel of the day. RT is a regular leader in the News and Politics category, with views increasing by approximately half a million each day.